Here in Reading, MA, where the temperature touched a record high of 96 today, this middle-aged-man’s fancy has belatedly turned to thoughts of air-conditioning.
My wife and I live in a not-centrally-air-conditioned home, which would naturally make us consider room air-conditioning units. But all of the windows in our home are crank-out casement windows, and we’d been told that normal room AC units don’t work with those.
But then, today, we see on various websites that companies make room units specifically made for casement windows. Which sounds great, but when we look at the windows, we can’t for the life of us figure out how an AC units would physically fit and stay in the window frame. Even when the window is fully open (i.e. perpendicular to the wall and sticking out into the air), the window isn’t at the far edge of the frame, but about 1/4 of the way toward the center – where it would seem to get right in the way of an AC unit.
Does anyone have experience with this? Are there really wall AC units compatible with our window type, or are we doomed to a summer of sweltering sadness and a skillion fans?